THE Worth Valley fixtures for 2019 came to an end with the Saturday League Cup Finals at Broughton Road on Saturday and the Veteran’s team KOs at Lund Park on Monday.

Thankfully, both escaped the heavy rain that was forecast and that has blighted this season again.

At Broughton Road, three Ws were successful in all three finals. The Division Three Final for the Chairman’s Cup was won by Whins Wood B who had only had three winners against SPF B after receiving 11 start, but big wins by Liam Folley and Henry Ryder, assisted by Tommy Johnson. ensured a 14-point success.

Whinfield B took the Supplementary Cup in Division Two by also having three winners against Craven after receiving 48 points start and hung on by three points despite good wins by Stuart Wrigley and Warren Burnett Junior for the losers.

The main event for the Valley Cup in League One was a rather one-sided event with Whinfield A proving far too good for Lund Park, recording every winner against the local side who had only five players reaching double figures.

It was all the winning teams first triumph in each event.

The Veteran’s turned out in force at Lund Park where Colne Legion A had no problem defeating relegated Devonshire in the Burgess Shield in League One despite the losers registering one winner.

Settle B swept to victory over Bingley A in the Division Two Thornton Shield recording every winner.

Relegated Haworth won the Third Division John Holmes Shield by defeating Rolls Royce and were grateful to their only winners, Brian Haigh and Peter Thompson, for their success which proved enough.

Craven C had a full house against Gargrave C in the Fourth Division Final for the Capstick Shield with every winner although it was a 25-4 victory by Tony Langstroth and Robert Armstrong that clinched the match.

Finally, the closest game was in the Andy Abell Shield in League Five where Bingley D defeated Whins Wood B by just three points to prevent a weekend double for the New Road Side club.

The Aire-Wharfe League has also been concluded with no success for any local team.

Oxenhope finished third from bottom in the Saturday League Division One and maybe relegated with new plans for re-organisation on the table but which remain a mystery.

Sunday is a big day for Broughton Road as their team appear in the Yorkshire ABA’s Mixed team event for the Hutchinson Trophy at Almondbury Liberal Club, Huddersfield where they meet Ossett C and AC.

Local rivals Craven appeared in this event three times recently recording one victory so let us hope the locals taste success and are in the right mood.

The club itself have appeared in a similar event, the Henry Taylor Cup Final, back in 1968 where they lost to Halifax BC A but this is a different kettle of fish today. Start at 3pm.